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XZ File Extension

XZ file extension is created by Tukaani, also known as XZ Compressed Archive. XZ has been classified as Compressed Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open XZ files in Tukaani XZ Utils program.

XZ Compressed Archive File Type

XZ Compressed Archive File Type
Extension .xz
Developer Tukaani
Popularity 5.0 (50 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Tukaani XZ Utils
Category Compressed Files
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2024

What is a XZ File Type?

You can download an XZ file on the Internet or receive an archive from your friend or collaborator who has used XZ Utils to compress an archive in order to reduce its size. The XZ files are commonly used to distribute Slackware Linux packages.

You can unzip the compressed XZ archives and view their contents with a variety of programs. If you are using Windows you can use 7-Zip or WinRAR, and if you are a MacOS user you can use Apple Archive Utility, The Unarchiver or Keka to open XZ files. If you use Linux you use XZ Utils to compress and decompress XZ files.

XZ files containing a .TAR archive are saved as .TXZ files.

Free online XZ Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .XZ (XZ Compressed Archive) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to XZ, merge, split and compare the XZ files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

XZ Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the XZ Compressed Archive .XZ File Extensions while opening the .XZ files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open XZ Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for XZ Compressed Archive on your system such as Tukaani XZ Utils.
  2. Associate default Tukaani Xz Utils Tukaani XZ Utils program for *.xz (XZ Compressed Archive) files.

    Associate XZ Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.XZ (e.g example.xz) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Tukaani Xz Utils Tukaani XZ Utils program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .xz files.

    Associate XZ Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.XZ (e.g example.xz) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Tukaani Xz Utils Tukaani XZ Utils program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Tukaani XZ Utils extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related XZ File Extensions

XZ default file extension is .XZ and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for XZ File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the XZ files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open XZ File on Windows

Software License Developer
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows Open Source 7-Zip
RARLAB WinRAR image. RARLAB WinRAR 5 for Windows Shareware RARLAB
ZipLogix zipForm Standard image. ZipLogix zipForm Standard 000 for Windows Paid ZipLogix zipForm Standard

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen XZ File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Apple Archive Utility image. Apple Archive Utility 10 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Dag Agren The Unarchiver image. Dag Agren The Unarchiver 4 for MacOs Freeware Dag Agren
Corel WinZip Mac image. Corel WinZip Mac 8 for MacOs Commercial Corel
ZipLogix zipForm Standard image. ZipLogix zipForm Standard 000 for MacOs Paid ZipLogix zipForm Standard

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen XZ file on Linux

Software License Developer
Tukaani XZ Utils image. Tukaani XZ Utils 000 for Linux Free Tukaani XZ Utils
ZipLogix zipForm Standard image. ZipLogix zipForm Standard 000 for Linux Paid ZipLogix zipForm Standard

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen XZ file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen XZ file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen XZ file on Android

Software License Developer
RARLAB RAR for Android image. RARLAB RAR for Android 5 for Android Freeware RARLAB

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

XZ file extension icon image.About XZ - XZ Compressed Archive

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Updated 5/1/2024

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